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The following is a collection of Bohnenspiel-related terms and expressions found in German literature before 1964.

German - EnglishEdit

ablegen
(lit. "to deposit") to sow
an der Reihe sein
(lit. "to be on the row") to have the turn
ansammeln
to accumulate beans in a pit
Antwort
(lit. "answer") counter-move
aufbewahren
(lit. "to keep") to keep beans in a pit (ie. not sowing them)
ausknobeln
to throw a lot to determine who starts the game
auszählen
(lit. "to count out") to sow
belegen
(lit. "to occupy") to put a bean into a pit
besitzen
(lit. "to own") to have captured beans
Bohne
(lit. "bean") the seed used as a game counter
Bohnenmenge
(lit. "amount of beans") number of beans in a pit
Bohnenschale
(lit. "bean bowl") pit
Bohnenspiel
(lit. "Bean Game") German mancala game
Bohnenspieler
(lit. "bean player") a person playing the Bohnenspiel
Brett
(lit. "board") short for Spielbrett
einheimsen
(lit. "to pocket") to capture (colloquial)
entnehmen
(lit. "to take out") to empty a pit at the start of a move
erobern
(lit. "to conquer") to capture
geeigneter Augenblick
(lit. "proper moment") correct time to play a move; see also richtiger Zeitpunkt
Gegner
opponent
Gewinn
(lit. "profit") captured beans
gewinnen
1. to win; 2. to capture
Gewinnmulde
(lit. "profit pit") store
Gewinnpunkt
(lit. "profit point") number of points at the end of the game
Höhle
(lit. "cave") short for Schatzhöhle
Inhalt
short for Muldeninhalt
Kardis-Bohnenspiel
another name for the Bohnenspiel derived from the Kardis estate in Estonia
Kombination
(lit. "combination") problem, combination
kombinationsreich
(lit. "rich of combinations") having many combinations
legen
(lit. "to put") to sow
Loch
(lit. "hole") pit
Mulde
pit
Muldeninhalt
contents of a pit
Partie
1. game (when played); 2. match of several games
Raub
(lit. "robbery") captured beans
Räuberarbeit
(lit. "robber's work") capturing beans; compare to Schatzhöhle
Räubern
(lit. "robbing") capturing beans; compare to Räuberarbeit
Regel
rule
Reihe
row
richtiger Zeitpunkt
(lit. "correct point of time") the best moment to make a strong move; see also geeigneter Augenblick
Schale
(lit. "bowl") short for: Bohnenschale
Schatzhöhle
(lit. "treasure cave") store
Scheuer
(lit. "barn") store
Sechser
(derived from sechs = "six") group of six beans
Serie
(lit. "series") continuous chain of [pit]]s, of which the contents are captured
Sieger
(derived from siegen = "to win") winner
Spielbrett
(lit. "playing board") board
Spielschluß
end of the game
verteilen
(lit.: "to distribute") to sow
verwalten
(lit: "to administer") to take care for your beans
Vierer
(derived from vier = "four") group of four beans
vorausberechnen
(lit. "to calculate in advance") to think ahead
Zug
turn
Zweier
(derived from zwei = "two") group of two beans

ReferencesEdit

Arbeiter, B.
Das Bohnenspiel. In: Die Arbeitsschule: Monatsschrift des Deutschen Vereins für werktätige Erziehung 1942; 56 (12): 189-190.
Arbeiter, B. & Ruhnke, W.
Brettspiele (4. Ergänzungsband zum Deutschen Spielhandbuch). Ludwig Voggenreiter Verlag, Potsdam (Germany) 1937, 8 & 10-12.
Jahn, F.
Alte deutsche Spiele. Furche-Verlag, Berlin (Germany) 1917, 14-15.
Müller-Alfeld, T.
Brettspiele. Verlag Ullstein GmbH, Frankfurt/Main & Berlin (Germany) 1963, 153-156.
Rüger, B.
Du bist dran: 42 Spiele am Tisch. VEB Friedrich Hofmeister, Leipzig (Germany) 1962, 34-37.

CopyrightEdit

© Ralf Gering
Under the CC by-sa 2.5 license.

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